Traumatic Brain Injury
Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has funded $2.4 million to study the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury, such as blow(s) to the head, on individuals. Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, a member of the Hydrocephalus Association Medical Advisory Board, will serve as one of the principal investigators.
Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, a UW neurosurgeon and a member of the Hydrocephalus Association Medical Advisory Board, will serve as a principal investigator on a two-year, $2.4 million study looking into the long-term implications of damage to the brain caused by TBI, funded by Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft Co-founder, Paul Allen.
Dr. Barry Jordan of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will be honored with the Champion of Hope award by the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS). He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease which can develop into Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH).
Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, will house the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Center to provide returning service members treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The InfraScanner (TM) from MedLogic uses near-infrared (NIR) technology to detect a brain bleed after an injury so that medical professionals can make immediate decisions for a patient. The technology has been in use on the battlefield since 2008, but is now available to athletic programs for use at sporting events.
A group of Marines ran 100 miles in 24 hours to raise money for soldiers that are suffering from post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. The money raised will go to One Mind for Research, a Seattle-based organization dedicated to curing the diseases of the brain and eliminating the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and brain injuries.
The Department of Defense announced the creation of a brain tissue repository that will assist researchers in understanding TBI and it’s underlying mechanisms in service members.
Nextgov reports on a 15-year Pentagon Study mandated by Congress that shows that five years after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), 273,859 troops continued to experience significant symptoms and/or problems.
To help researchers understand the underlying mechanisms of traumatic brain injury in service members, the Department of Defense has established the world’s first brain tissue repository.
President Obama announced that he is proposing $100 million in federal research dollars toward a brain mapping initiative that will ultimately open the door to better treatment options for many brain conditions, including traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke.
NBC 7 San Diego reports that Captain Mark Kelly spoke at the annual Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference in Carlsbad, CA. He and his wife, former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, know first hands the impact of traumatic brain injury and recovery after she survived a shooting in 2011.
The San Jose Mercury News shares the story of Everett Zamarron-Smith who developed hydrocephalus as the result of a skateboarding accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury.
Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter, reports on a study that finds that patients are at particularly high risk for developing epilepsy during the first year after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI includes injuries caused by intracranial bleeding. Dr. Chien-Chang Liao of the Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, and co-workers in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry reported the findings.
The Mount Sinai Brain Injury Research Center has received two prestigious grants totaling $6.65 million to fund research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) over the next five years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research are the two grantees.
Indiana University School of Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana are the two newest members of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System started in 1988 by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
The New Hampshire Legislative Commission to Study Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury is asking for the help of all New Hampshire veterans and family members to complete an 11-question survey. The survey is called “SHARE – Survey Helping to Advance Recovery Efforts.”